The Arthur Griffin Foundation for Winchester was established by renowned photographer and Winchester resident, Arthur Griffin, to provide scholarships for young visual artists and grants to preserve and enhance the beauty of the Winchester Community.
What is a community but the perfect chemistry of well-tended gardens and greenways and the devoted hearts of its people to care for one another?
A 70-year resident of Winchester, Arthur Griffin recognized the beauty of his town’s public spaces—and the importance of maintaining and enhancing that beauty. He also saw the value in supporting community-based projects; neighbors coming together for a common goal.
In keeping with his vision, our foundation offers two grants.
The Communication Beautification Grant funds initiatives that have been kick-started by the community. For instance, if a civic group agrees to volunteer their time for the annual Fourth of July fireworks and parade and they are fundraising to landscape the town square after the festivities, the foundation would consider funding up to half of the cost through a matching gift, historically anywhere from $5,000 – $20,000. Apply today.
The Digital Archives Grant supports a Winchester student intern who has dedicated him or herself to the task of maintaining our foundation’s archives. We proudly display the work of our Arthur Griffin scholars to not only showcase the work of talented local artists, but also generate press for their work and show the valuable work undertaken by our foundation in partnership with the community, but these portfolios take time to gather and update. Interested students, apply today.
To learn more about each project, click the photos below.
Recent recipients of the Community Beautification Grant